ADA, Okla. – A teenager who was abducted as she left school last week was found shot to death Saturday along with a man her mother had once dated. Authorities said it appeared to be a murder-suicide.
The bodies of Caitlin Elizabeth Wooten (search), 16, and Jerry Don Savage (search), 47, were spotted from an Oklahoma Highway Patrol helicopter, said city spokesman Mark Bratcher.
Savage, who had dated the girl's mother, Donna Wooten (search), reportedly called the girl's grandmother Friday afternoon and threatened to harm Caitlin, Bratcher said.
He said Savage was recently arrested on charges of attempting to kidnap Donna Wooten. Wooten obtained a protective order against Savage on Aug. 30, court records show, but he was out of jail on bond when Caitlin disappeared.
Caitlin was last seen Friday getting into a dark green pickup truck after classes ended at Ada High School (search). Bratcher said the pickup was found on a street in Ada, about 80 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.
The deaths appear to be murder-suicide, said Jessica Brown, a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Savage had previously lived in the area and knew the owner of the land where the bodies were found, authorities said. The landowner, Saye Sliger, was arrested as a possible accessory to the crime, Brown said.